I am starting (again) with OMAD today as a vegan, and I am super excited. I tried it once before and had great success, but I couldn't make it past week 2. This time around, I am hoping to really stick it out.
I have overcome struggles with two EDs in the past, and I am currently working now to recover from binge eating disorder. I have established some really good habits from another way of eating that have greatly increased my peace around food and my body and have helped nix my binging, but I just wasn't losing enough weight. As a very short person who is currently 30 pounds overweight, I cannot afford to carry around so much for my health. I am also getting older and weight loss has gotten much harder, especially because nearly-lifelong EDs have done a number on my ability to lose. I would like to reach my goal weight before my 30th birthday in January. As a result, I am going back to what worked (OMAD) and tweaking it with the rules I learned from my other plan.
4'9" with a large frame
HW: 179 (I'm sure this got higher, but I stopped weighing because I didn't want to see 180)
1/20/18 (2 days before 30th birthday!):
Tweaks to OMAD
I plan to follow something similar to what David created on the 1 Mad Diet site.
Weekdays: one main meal with a protein bar and green juice between 10:00 and 2:00
Weekends: one meal with a piece of fruit between 10:00 and 2:00 and one meal with a dessert and wine between 6:00 and 10:00
I have learned that snacking is a huge no-no for me, so I will not snack as David did on some Saturdays. This has been the single most important rule that has led to my success with my previous WOE in terms of reducing my obsession with food and helping me to avoid binges. Additionally, I am limiting sugar/desserts to the weekends or special occasions only, which is another rule from my previous WOE that I also found very helpful. The protein bars have some natural sweetness to them, so I won't feel deprived during the week, but I will avoid refined sugars while also reaping the benefits of increased protein consumption.
I have found that tracking my food leads to obsession for me, so I will not do that until I feel it is absolutely necessary (ie. to break a plateau). For now I am sticking to using the plate as my guide, and my weekday plate is a 6" square. Since my plate is so small, I am not going to try to force my protein bar on it. I will use a 10.25" square plate on the weekends, so I will ensure my fruit and dessert are included then. I will adjust the plate size as necessary.
I hope OMAD sticks this time around!